Howl’s Moving Castle – Screencaps

By Shamus
on Jun 6, 2006
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The consensus on Howl’s Moving Castle seems to be that it is a very pretty disaster, particularly in light of what the movie could have been. So what we end up with are stunning visuals that tell an incomprehensible tale. Let’s have a look at some of those visuals:

The opening of the movie starts with a view of the clouds and then pans down to the city below. I took several screencaps from this process and made this composite image. Click for gigantic view.

Howl's Moving Castle - Opening

More images below the fold…

Howl's Moving Castle - The Castle at rest

Here is what the Castle looks like when it isn’t wandering around.

Howl's Moving Castle - Eeevil tanks

Here are some eeeevil tanks. Which are used in war. Which is bad.

Howl's Moving Castle - Sophie in town

Sophie in town. You can’t see it in this picture, but those planes overhead fly using hummingbird-style flapping wings. And they are used in war. Which is bad.

Howl's Moving Castle - Balcony garden in the castle

Balcony garden in the castle.

Howl's Moving Castle - Wonderfully detailed kitchen

Wonderfully detailed kitchen.

Howl's Moving Castle - Castle on the move

The castle, going on a walkabout.

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  1. Ethan says:

    THose are some nice visuals. Thanks.

  2. Shader says:

    Right now, I’m obsessed with this movie. Also with Spirited Away. I think to myself ” This all came from one man’s mind!” I mean how cool is that!!

  3. xxJ0YL0VENiMExx says:

    QUOTE:
    “Right now, I’m obsessed with this movie. Also with Spirited Away. I think to myself ” This all came from one man’s mind!” I mean how cool is that!!”

    On my gosh i am the same as you i totally loved spirited away and howls moving castle took my breath away. I love howl!

    Thankyou for taking the time to take screencaps of the movies, this is just what i needed!

  4. Medium Dave says:

    Not tanks, an armored train. Which are essentially traincars with armor and guns on them.

  5. Felblood says:

    So what you’re saying is, you don’t care for the tired hackwork that he writes, but can that man ever DRAW!

    There are people who I could be persuaded to kill for skills like that.

  6. kate says:

    the art in the movie is absolutly amazing!! i’m totally obsessed with howl’s moving castle, and i love the pure art of the movie as well as the storyline.

  7. Ken says:

    A Very Pretty Disaster? Some people just dont have an imagination.

    This movie is great, it captures my attention and its good enough to watch again and again.

  8. Gargron says:

    Wonderful movie. Nice screencaps.

  9. Audrey says:

    The movie was really different from the book, In a lot of ways, but I liked that it didn’t try to copy the book exactly. I actually preffered the movie, defidently one of Miyazaki’s best!

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